Monthly Archives: March 2011

What the NFZ has accomplished so far

Top Ten Accomplishments of the UN No-Fly Zone | Informed Comment   9. Instead of being a base for attacks on Tobruk and Benghazi as it was only a week ago, the major oil city of Ajdabiya has been turned

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As for Libya: It’s the context, stupid

Libya in its Arab Context | Marc Lynch   Libya’s degeneration from protest movement into civil war has been at the center of the Arab public sphere for the last month. It is not an invention of the Obama administration,

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The US must get behind Yemeni Reformers Now

Worst and best case scenarios for Yemen | The Middle East Channel   What, then, are the possible scenarios for the coming days, weeks, or months? Quite a few are circulating already, mostly quite dire. The mutineers could clash with

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Television Killed the Political Star (After First Making Her)

How television created and then killed Sarah Palin’s political prospects – The Globe and Mail It was television that destroyed Sarah Palin, just as it made her. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again – the arrival of Palin

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The Left Is Getting Libya Wrong

How The Left Got Libya Wrong | The New Republic So I ask myself, would these opponents of U.S. intervention (as part of U.N. Security Council approved action), have preferred: (1) That gangs of mercenaries, financed by the country’s oil wealth,

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Reconcile Yourself to the Two-State Solution

Jerome Slater: On the US and Israel: The Jewish State Controversy: Can Zionism Be Reconciled With Justice to the Palestinians?   Israel is here to stay and almost certainly it will continue as a predominantly Jewish state, whether or not

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My Stand(s) on the Libyan Atrocity

By the light of my tallow candle, as I push hard on the pedals of my bicycle-powered generator, I bravely lash out at the world oil complex and its malign interference in the internal affairs of Libya.  As for my

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Don’t Kid Yourself: Libya’s a BFD

Libya Is Too Big to Fail – By Jason Pack | Foreign Policy Despite what you may be hearing from critics of March 17’s U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” to protect civilians

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What the Libyan Opposition Faces

Libya’s Opposition Leadership Comes into Focus | STRATFOR   Younis has perhaps the most challenging job of all in eastern Libya: organizing a coherent fighting force that can mount an invasion of the west — something that will be difficult

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The Libyan War of 2011

The Libyan War of 2011 | STRATFOR   The problem in Iraq was not the special operations forces. It was not in the decapitation strikes or suppression of enemy air defenses. It was not in the defeat of the Iraqi

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